Printable advent calendars are a great way for kids to countdown the days until Christmas. They extend the holiday celebration throughout December and, best of all, they're free and easy-to-use.
Free Printable Calendars
Each calendar provided can help make the countdown to Christmas bearable for kids. Because the calendars are free, you can print one out for each child. If you need help to print the PDF calendars, try following Adobe Reader printing tips.
The advent calendar above features fun holiday icons like a stocking, a snowman, a wreath, candy canes, and Santa Claus in his sleigh. Kids color an icon on its corresponding day from December 1 - December 24.
Trimmed Tree Calendar
This advent calendar coloring page includes a Christmas tree with all the trimmings. The tree is embellished with holiday icons including snowflakes, Christmas balls, candy canes, presents, and stars. Each icon is labeled with a number to represent December 1 - December 25, one to color each day.
Create-a-Tree Advent Calendar
For this calendar, an evergreen tree surrounded by snowflakes serves as a blank canvas for your child to decorate. Twenty-five Christmas icons are provided to color and cut out on a second page in the PDF, each labeled with a number representing the days of December. Kids will tap into their imagination as they add an icon to the tree each day.
Other Advent Calendars to Print
Other places to find printable advent calenders include:
- Mr Printables has a 3D street scene that is printed, cut out, and folded. Each building can hold a small treat, note, or activity idea.
- Get a cute printable penguin page from Mibo with colored boxes to place on each day -- and a page to color your own in!
- This baby Jesus in the manger calendar by Sunday School Crafts is a sweet way for kids to remember the "reason for the season."
- Hip Homeschool Moms has an activity-based advent calendar. Each day features a holiday activity such as making a gingerbread house, reading a Christmas story, baking a birthday cake for Jesus, or making paper snowflakes.
Advent calendars are a wonderful way for families to foster creativity and encourage discussion about holiday customs. When your children create one each year from a young age, it helps establish a tradition that will follow them throughout their lives.